Calling a function in RadWindow from parent window

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  1. Dusty
    Dusty avatar
    8 posts
    Member since:
    May 2007

    Posted 12 May 2010 Link to this post

    I have a Javascript function that opens a radwindow and then tries to call a function in that window.  It seems liek this should be pretty easy, but I can't get it to call that function.  Here's the calling function:

    function openNewWindow(agentID, contractID, company)
                    var tabs = tabStrip.get_tabs();
                    var tabval = 0;
                    var tabFound = false;
                    // loop through the tabs looking for existing agent
                    for (var i = 0; i < tabs.get_count(); i++) {
                        tabval = tabs.getTab(i).get_value();
                        if (tabval == agentID) {
                            tabFound = true;
                            var oWnd = tabs.getTab(i).correspondingWnd;
                    // if agent is already open, alert user and don't open again
                    if (tabFound == false) {
                        var oWnd = radopen("AgentWin.aspx?HeaderID=" + agentID, null);
                        //create a new tab
                        var tab = new Telerik.Web.UI.RadTab();
                        //set the text of the tab
                        oWnd.correspondingTab = tab;
                        //add the tab to the tabstrip
                        tab.correspondingWnd = oWnd;
                        //Select this tab
                        oWnd.get_contentFrame().contentWindow.CallContractsWindow(agentID, contractID, company);

    Since I open the radwindow in this function, I already have have the reference to it (oWnd), so I thought I could just use that last line to call a function in the opened window.  But that last line gives me - "Error: Object doesn't support this property or method"

    Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?  Thanks!

  2. Georgi Tunev
    Georgi Tunev avatar
    7207 posts

    Posted 13 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Dusty,

    The code that you posted seems OK. I would suggest to debug it and to check if oWnd is indeed the RadWindow that you need.
    If you still experience problems after that, please open a support ticket and send a small sample project that isolates the problem so I could investigate further.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely yours,
    Georgi Tunev
    the Telerik team

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  3. Rick
    Rick avatar
    5 posts
    Member since:
    May 2012

    Posted 30 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hello I have the same problem.
    Do you have an working example using the following scenario.

    Main page with a master page and the page within my radwindow has no master page.
    Additionally the script manager is on the master page and the radwindow page but not on the main page

    Here is the code snipet from the main page:
    </telerik:RadTextBox><telerik:RadButton ID="RadButton3" runat="server" 
        Text="Modify Groups" OnClientClicked="showAddUPSSetting"

        <telerik:RadWindowManager ID="RadWindowManager1" runat="server">
                <telerik:RadWindow ID="RadWindow1" runat="server" Height="600" Width="900" Modal="true" 
        <telerik:radcodeblock id="RadCodeBlock1" runat="server">
        <script type="text/javascript">
            function showAddUPSSetting() {
                var oWnd = GetRadWindowManager().getWindowByName("RadWindow1");
                var myData = "some information";

    Here is my code from the radwindow page "Role_Management_Select.aspx"
    <telerik:RadScriptManager ID="RadScriptManager1" runat="server">
            <asp:ScriptReference Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" Name="Telerik.Web.UI.Common.Core.js" />
            <asp:ScriptReference Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" Name="Telerik.Web.UI.Common.jQuery.js" />
            <asp:ScriptReference Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" Name="Telerik.Web.UI.Common.jQueryInclude.js" />
    <telerik:RadScriptBlock ID="RadScriptBlock1" runat="server">
        <script type="text/javascript">
            function setPageTitle(txt) {
                var oWnd = $find("<%=lblAction.ClientID%>");
                oWnd.value = txt

    Unfortunately I didn't see any solutoin so far.

  4. Marin Bratanov
    Marin Bratanov avatar
    5706 posts

    Posted 01 Jun 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Rick,

    Have you examined the following help article on calling functions in windows: It shows a different way to pass the data that makes sure the page is loaded when you try to call the function. What happens in your case is the following:

    1) the RadWindow is not yet opened (i.e. created) and thus the page inside is not even requested from the server at the moment you want to call the function. This will throw a JavaScript error.
    2) even if you move the call to show() above your function call the controls on the content page may still not be initialized when the function is called, so you will get an error there, too.
    3) it seems you are trying to set the value of a hidden field or textbox in the content page, so you need to use the $get() shortcut, not the $find() shortcut. The former is a shortcut to document.getElementById() which us used for DOM manipulation, while the latter is to findComponent() which is used to access complex ajax-enabled controls (i.e. script controls).

    If you do not wish to use the approach that merely passes a value from the article you can use the OnClientPageLoaded event of the RadWindow (e.g. add it dynamically to call the function in it, then in this handler remove it).

    An example of the second approach:
    function showAddUPSSetting()
        var oWnd = GetRadWindowManager().getWindowByName("RadWindow1");
    function callFunction(sender, args)
        var myData = "some information";

    content page:
    <asp:TextBox ID="lblAction" runat="server" />
    <telerik:RadScriptBlock ID="RadScriptBlock1" runat="server">
        <script type="text/javascript">
            function setPageTitle(txt)
                var oWnd = $get("<%=lblAction.ClientID%>");
                oWnd.value = txt

    Kind regards,
    Marin Bratanov
    the Telerik team
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